Sorry I didn't reply sooner. I've been very busy lately. Yes, unfortunately, the tummy does stretch out a bit. I'm battling with that right now. However, I refuse to let it get out of hand.
I'm sorry you haven't been feeling well. I was pretty lucky in that regard. I didn't get any infections. The only complication I had was the hole in the abdominal area that took FOREVER to heal. Dealing with that was very weird, but interesting.
I hope you are much better by the time you read this.
L & H,